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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan J {Comment #329}! Thanks to all of you that entered.

2012 is officially in full swing, which means if you’re like me, you’ve probably made the annual commitment to lose some weight and get in better shape. I’m always pretty fantastic for the first few months and then like clockwork – I stop working out. Ya see, when it comes to exercise – I just may be the best excuse maker ever.

I’ve never really been one of those people that loathe exercise, but I’ve also never been one of those people that love it either. Sure I feel like a million bucks after an hour of hot yoga or a boot camp class, but those endorphins only get this girl so far.

Due to a vacation in late spring, I’m hoping to extend my fitness regime past the usual 3 months because let me tell ya – this body is not beach ready. In an effort to stay motivated, I’ve enlisted the assistance of a personal trainer and invited my co-workers to work out with me a couple times a week for a scheduled Boot Camp. I’ll never say that working out is fun – but I will admit that it’s a bit more tolerable and a lot more interesting when you bring some friends along.

When New Balance offered to send me a pair of New Balance 10 Minimus Shoes and an iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headset I was pretty excited. I thought both would be great tools for achieving my fitness goals.

When the New Balance 10 Minimus Shoes arrived, I kicked off my Uggs and slid them on. I was immediately impressed with how incredibly lightweight the shoes are. The first time I worked out in them I was in love – they fit like a dream and as a bonus, they are really cute.

New Balance 10 Minimus

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Designed to be worn with or without socks
  • Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
  • Deconstructed REVlite midsole provides great flexibility and a featherweight cushion
  • Odor resistant

  • Music definitely makes working out a little more enjoyable. There’s nothing better than some fast paced, upbeat tunes to make the time pass a little quicker, but the innovative Fitness Evolved Headphones are much more than just a way to get music from your device to your ears.

    iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headphones

  • Lightweight, comfortable headphones that deliver rich audio sounds
  • Chronograph Workout Timer
  • Pedometer Functions
  • Heart Rate Monitor that measures heart rate beats per minute and calories burned
  • Real-time voice-over feedback – announces heart rate, caloric burn, steps taken and distance stats without pausing your music or your workout
  • HeartPal Graphing Software
    The fantastic people at New Balance and iHome have offered to provide one lucky reader with a pair of New Balance 10 Minimus Shoes and an iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headphones!


    What are your fitness goals for the new year?


    Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of THREE extra chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!

    1. Follow My Baking Addiction, New Balance, and iHome on Twitter and Tweet the following message then come back to this post and tell us you Tweeted.

    I just entered to win a pair of @NewBalance Minimus and an @iHome Fitness Evolved Headset from @bakingaddiction

    2. Follow My Baking Addiction on Facebook. Come back to this post and leave a comment that you did so.

    3. Share the link to this giveaway post on your Facebook page. Leave a separate comment letting us know you shared the link to this giveaway.

    4. Be sure to check out Good Life Eats for another chance to win. This option is valid through Tuesday, January 24th at 11:59 PST.


    – This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
    – One winner will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
    – One winner will receive a pair of New Balance 10 Minimus Shoes and one iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headset. (Approximate retail value $204.98)
    – Winner will have until 2/4/12 to claim their New Balance 10 Minimus Shoes and one iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headset or we will choose another winner.
    – Products will be shipped by New Balance and iHome.
    – See Official Giveaway Rules


    This giveaway is provided to you by New Balance and iHome. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with the products. I was not monetarily compensated for this positive review or giveaway.


    1. Heather says:

      Oh my goodness! This giveaway is perfect for me! My goal this year is to actually be able to run, maybe do a 5K!.

    2. Jennifer Zheng says:

      Pass all my courses at school!